It is not always easy to find useful and clear information about radiology, and patients often have questions about radiological examinations. The ESR has recognised this need, and in 2013 began taking its communication with patient groups to another level with the launch of the ESR Patient Advisory Group (ESR-PAG).
The goal of the ESR-PAG is to bring together patients, the public and imaging professionals in order to positively influence advances in the field of medical imaging to the benefit of patients in Europe.
Being the first of its kind the group is not only chaired by a patient representative but also includes members from several disease-specific areas:
In addition to these patient organisations and the ESR, the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) is also a member of the ESR-PAG.
The ESR-PAG is active in a variety of ways: contributing to the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) and the International Day of Radiology (IDoR), developing patient information, and collaborating on European topics of common interest such as the EuroSafe Imaging campaign or patient empowerment, among others.
The ESR Audit & Standards Subcommittee together with the ESR Patient Advisory Group developed a driver diagram on patient-centred care in clinical radiology in 2015 to ensure that a patient-centred human approach is embedded in the work of the ESR. It provides guidance on how to embed patient-centred care within radiology departments by taking the ethics behind patient-centred care from the perspective of the patient and the radiological team into consideration.
One of the core aims of the ESR-PAG is to improve communication between radiologists and patients in order to increase public awareness of radiologists’ day-to-day work and for radiologists to get a better understanding of the needs of patients. Therefore, ESR-PAG members are preparing articles that give an insight into their personal experiences.
HELP - Emergency Medical Imaging: Patients caught between fear and fascination
(Article published in the book of the International Day of Radiology 2017)
ESR@Work: It's all about the patient
March 4, 2017
ECR Today: Experts to look into quality of care in clinical radiology
March 4, 2017
ECR Today: ESR Patient Advisory Group to focus on patient safety and big data
EPF Newsletter: “Involve Patients to Improve the Quality of Care” – European Congress of Radiology
ECR 2016 session on patient-centred care
April 29, 2015
European Hospital: Tips to eliminate barriers
March 17, 2015
Insights into Imaging: The ESR Patient Advisory Group (ESR-PAG)
With the help of the ESR’s member societies, we have identified a number of European hospitals that provide patient information on radiological procedures and methods on their websites.
*The ESR takes no responsibility for third party content or external websites.*
|Allgemeines Krankenhaus (AKH)
Währinger Gürtel 18-20
Clinique St Joseph
Rue de Hesbaye 75
Blvd P. Janson 92
| Institut Jules Bordet (en francais)
1 rue H. Bordet
26 rue d’Ulm
75248 Paris cedex 05
Le journal de l’Institut Curie
|Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
|Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft e.V.
Medizin mit Durchblick
Spital Thurgau AG
|Guy’s and St. Thomas’ - NHS Foundation Trust
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT